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Old 03-07-2008, 02:51 PM #1
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How to modify a Cyclone Feed System for the Alpha Black, pics inside

I've done about a dozen of these with no problems. I've gotten a bunch of requests for pictures so I took some today.
The modification is pretty easy. You just need to remove some of the plastic on the 98 Cyclone Feed System (CFS).
Here is what the CFS looks like right out of the box:



Putting it on the Alpha Black shows that it won't fit because the body of the Alpha isn't cut out for it:




You can see in comparison of the first picture that the CFS is rounded while the Alpha area id more pointed:



In drawing a small "template" you can see that there isn't a lot of plastic that needs to be removed:





I used a small High Speed Steel Cutter in my Dremel to remove the extra plastic. I take off some then try it on the gun. I make it a tight fit so it doesn't "flop around". You can use a file to fine tune the fit if you need to.

Here's what it looks like after it's done.














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Old 03-07-2008, 02:57 PM #2
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Haha I just posted a thread asking questions about this too. Are you the one who did this on the pre-production Alpha Black? Anyways kudos to you and thanks for the pics. This should be stickied!
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Old 03-07-2008, 02:59 PM #3
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Yep, that was me. LOL I just posted in your thread.
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Old 03-08-2008, 02:22 PM #4
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they shouldve made it with an R/T, and a removable sight rail

o well, so they made a port for the cyclone, but didnt make a cyclone feed upgrade that would fit it?
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:43 AM #5
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does modifying the cyclone void the warranty?
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:46 AM #6
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does modifying the cyclone void the warranty?
I don't see why it would, your not modifying anything on the actually marker just the cyclone adapter. Tppmann has great customer service and they are usually very helpful when you need them. One of my 98cs has been out of warranty for about 5 years and I probably could get parts for it if I needed to.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:26 PM #7
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sorry i think you misunderstood me. will the warranty on the cyclone be voided, not on the gun. thanks
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:26 PM #8
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In talking with the guys at Tippmann it should not void the warranty.
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:29 PM #9
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Yea you think Tippmann would have thought about this and made it fit...

Whatever...

And werent you a Mod AJ? Maybe Im missing something.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:40 PM #10
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LOL I'm an Administrator. We have white text with italics.
Tippmann is working on it. Presumably they will modify the mold and rebrand the packaging.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:43 PM #11
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Ah.

From looking in the TTMA occasionally, I swore you had Blue text... lol
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:27 PM #12
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o well, so they made a port for the cyclone, but didnt make a cyclone feed upgrade that would fit it?

Just a guess, they probably wanted to see how the AB's were selling before investing any more money into upgrades or they may have also just wanted to get the marker out asap.
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:39 PM #13
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I just wanna get some clarification.. the Alpha Blacks are cyclone ready internally? I mean if I get a cyclone system is it true all I have to do is attach the screw on the isde? plus make it fit (but Im covered thanks to this thread)
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:41 PM #14
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yes, they are cyclone ready internally and all you have to do is screw it on the side. didnt believe us in the other thread or something?
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:53 PM #15
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naw just wanted to get confirmation i guess.. I really REALLY do appreciate the info.. and lucky enough I had ordered some squishy paddles just in case
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:00 AM #16
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ok u know now what my next questions gonna be.. "how do I install the squishy paddles??? man Im so sad..
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:02 AM #17
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ill answer that in your thread
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:44 AM #18
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Do you have to have the alpha black/bravo one E-grip to add the cyclone feed system?
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:47 AM #19
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:31 PM #20
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gracias! helps alot, I did not that i had to cut it! but thank u!
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Old 10-23-2010, 07:54 PM #21
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Was it 100% necessary to up a 2 year old thread?


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